- About us
- EX-HIRE CLEARANCE
We are very proud of who we are.
We have a fantastic mix of creative, technical, operational, understanding, caring and experienced individuals all linked by an limitless passion for delivering the very best for you. Working closely with you we are part of your team, delivering your vision from start to finish.
Sam is the SLX Warehouse Operations Manager, his role is to manage an experienced team of technicians and supervisors who maintain, prepare, dispatch and return all SLX assets and ensure efficient warehouse operations. Sam will also oversee operational matters such as safe, responsible waste management and processing of all waste streams after an SLX event or internal work. At SLX we are proud to be awarded ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001, as well as being listed as an Albert sustainable supplier we always ensure that all operations meet our high standards of safety, quality and transparency with efforts in reducing our carbon footprint at every level of the business.
Kevin is one of our Warehouse Supervisors, he has been with SLX since 2014. Kevin has a wealth of experience from his time with the entertainment team at Alton Towers and as a technical manager at a Spanish theatre. Kevin is a qualified electrician and applies his skills within the events industry to ensure that all electrical distribution equipment at SLX is repaired and maintained to the highest possible standard.
Emma is the Audio & Video Team Leader and has been with SLX since 2012. Emma studied at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and once graduated she joined the freelance world and spent time providing professional AV support to theatres, festivals and conference venues. Emma brings a wealth of experience from her time as a freelancer, she has key skills as a successful video engineer with a diverse background in LED video walls and video projection mapping. Emma has spent time with Panasonic to learn how to service and clean projector optics and fully utilise equipment control via networking. SLX stocks a large variety of audio equipment, Emma has spent many years maintaining and setting up this equipment and can provide thorough support to our customers.
Bart is the Power and Rigging Team Leader. He manages the efficient preparation and maintenance of all SLX power distribution, lifting equipment and rigging tackle. He maintains a strict level of quality and administration, all LOLER, RCD, MCB, Inspection data and PAT results are digitally stored on SLX servers. Bart will create bespoke testing procedures to ensure that all SLX power and rigging equipment is the best available
Sam is one of the Logistic Team Leaders and specialises in the tight schedules of hire returns. Sam joined the SLX team in 2017 after a placement with the Ministry of Defence, he has quickly risen to become a key member of the logistics departments. Sam has spent time in the SLX lighting department and applies his knowledge of our assets to ensure accurate, reliable returns. Sam has always had a keen interest in the entertainment industry and can be regularly found supporting our customers on site.
Nic is one of the Warehouse Supervisors. He has been in the entertainment business for 28 years and has been with SLX for 16 . During Nics time in the industry he has gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge, Nic has moved away from the production operation aspect, and is now applying his skills towards providing technical and logistic support to SLX customers. Nic is proud of the part he played in successfully moving the SLX warehouse, it was hard work, but everyone pulled together to achieve the deadline. Even today SLX is constantly making changes to improve the warehouse efficiency and it has been interesting to see it develop over time.
Gary Smith is the SLX Business Systems and Quality Coordinator for the warehouse operation. At SLX we use a variety of bespoke software that Gary maintains and ensures reliability, he will also oversee quality of all SLX assets and perform spot checks to ensure only the best equipment is provided. Gary will also investigate and develop IT process improvements for the warehouse to make sure we always run at our best.
Martin is the Lighting Team Leader, he has been with SLX since 2012. He joined the business shortly after completing his qualification in Animal Care and Management, Martin has always had a keen interest in stage lighting and a developed skill set for repairing moving lights and special effects machines. Martin is the resident lighting expert and will be the helpful voice at the end of the phone when you need lighting and effects support.
Ryan is one of the Logistics Team Leaders and specialises in the safe, accurate and professional dispatch of SLX assets. Ryan has been with SLX for nearly 10 years and has developed a true understanding of customer service and customer requirements. He will manage and plan a large space to ensure unique areas are created for our customers to come and visit our warehouse and pre-show their event. Ryan spent 3 years studying Technical Theatre in Bristol and has strengths in rigging and lighting, but has a passion mainly for the logistical operation.
Kenn Harrison is the SLX Maintenance Coordinator, he will oversee the servicing and repair of all SLX hire assets. Kenn will repair all equipment ranging from moving lights and data processing to AV and power distribution. Kenn joins us from a vast background of providing technical consultancy to businesses around the UK and providing creative media solutions for a print services company. Kenn brings a wealth of electrical and IT qualifications to the role and can easily turn his hand to any repair.